Journalist Robert Pondiscio spent a year embedded inside a high-performing urban charter school. What he learned will surprise you. Pondiscio, author of How The Other Half Learns: Equality, Excellence, and the Battle Over School Choice, joins the Education Is Power Broadcast to talk about education reform and how our education system educates our most marginalized students.
Pondiscio and host Citizen Stewart touch on how low expectations for disadvantaged students is harmful, staying away from tropes like “good kids vs bad kids,” and helping every child reach their full potential.
Robert Pondiscio is senior fellow and vice president for external affairs at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. He also teaches civics at Democracy Prep Public Schools, a network of high-performing charter schools based in Harlem, New York. He writes and speaks extensively on education and education-reform issues, with an emphasis on literacy, curriculum, teaching, and urban education.